Stroke Mortality Risk? Certain Painkillers Increase Death Risk After Stroke

November 6, 2014 6:18 PM

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A massive study is renewing concerns over the risk of COX-2 inhibitor pain medications. Popularly known by brand names. such as Celebrex and Lodine, the drugs are being associated with an increase risk of death following a stroke.

It is important to note that the study did not find a cause and effect relationship between the drugs and death in people suffering from strokes. The large study just found an association between the drugs and mortality risk.

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